With a little help from my friends: the positive contribution of teamwork to safety behaviour in public hospitals

Trinchero, E., Kominis, G. , Dudau, A. and Corduneanu, R. (2020) With a little help from my friends: the positive contribution of teamwork to safety behaviour in public hospitals. Public Management Review, 22(1), pp. 141-160. (doi: 10.1080/14719037.2019.1638443)

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Abstract

Against the backdrop of decreased organizational slack in public sector organizations, we investigate the direct and indirect effect of teams on safety behaviour in an Italian acute care hospital. Quantitative and qualitative findings confirm the positive contribution of teams to individuals’ safety behaviour. The study contributes to the limited empirical research on safety behaviour in high-reliability settings as part of a wider conversation about public sector professionals under crisis. The findings can assist managers of public sector hospitals to facilitate conditions for effective team communication in the interest of patient safety, and can, conceivably, be extended to other public sector high-reliability settings.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Dudau, Dr Adina and Kominis, Dr Georgios and Corduneanu, Miss Roxana
Authors: Trinchero, E., Kominis, G., Dudau, A., and Corduneanu, R.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > Adam Smith Business School > Accounting and Finance
College of Social Sciences > Adam Smith Business School > Management
Journal Name:Public Management Review
Publisher:Taylor and Francis
ISSN:1471-9037
ISSN (Online):1471-9045
Published Online:17 July 2019
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2019 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor and Francis Group
First Published:First published in Public Management Review 22:141-160
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher

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